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SubjectRe: experiences beyond 4 GB RAM with 2.4.22
On Tue, 16 Sep 2003 10:21:13 +0200
Stephan von Krawczynski <> wrote:

> On Mon, 15 Sep 2003 19:01:42 -0300 (BRT)
> Marcelo Tosatti <> wrote:
> > > I already thought about that and tried. In fact it is as fast and fine as
> > > 2 GB setup. It runs really smooth.
> > > The really simple test for the problem is running "updatedb" (find over
> > > the whole filesystem). The box comes to a crawl while this is running,
> > > network is absolutely bad, interactivity is rather dead, very often not
> > > even a ssh login works.
> >
> > Does -pre4 (with the VM changes from Andrea) show any difference? There
> > are significant changes in the per-zone decisions which might help.
> Hello Marcelo,
> it looks like -pre4 performs not well even in 4 GB environment. After few
> days of running I find hanging 2.4.22 nfs-clients on a 2.4.23-pre4 server.
> On the client I get a bunch of those:
> Sep 16 03:02:00 brenda kernel: nfs: server OK
> [...]

Hello again,

you will love to hear that you can drop the above statement completely. After
digging deeper into the case I found out that it was caused by a dead switch.
So this is no -pre4 problem, but a hardware issue. The switch corrupted about
every 20th packet.
So I can tell nothing negative so far about -pre4 with 4 GB.
I'll try with 6 GB now.


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